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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
c. 28 cm high and diameter c. 14 cm
c. 963 + c. 988 grams
total weight nearly 2 kg
William Herbert Purvis (born 27th November 1858 died 31st December 1950) was the eldest surviving son of John Purvis, of Kinaldy in the County of Fife. William Herbert Purvis was a plant collector and investor (along with his father) in a sugar plantation on the island of Hawaiʻi during the late nineteenth century. The Purvis family were early investors in the Pacific Sugar Mill at Kukuihaele near Waipiʻo Valley on the northeast coast "Big Island" of Hawaiʻi. Although the Purvis family had extensive interests in Hawai’i, they also kept their connections to their estates in Fife. During the First World War, William Herbert Purvis served as Captain in the Special Reserve of The Rifle Brigade. During this time he was wounded whilst commanding ‘B’ Company of the 9th Battalion of the regiment at the Battle of Flers-Coucelette on the 15th September 1916. This was the same company that his second son, John Ralph Purvis commanded as a temporary Captain at the time of his death at Bellwaarde Ridge, Ypres on the 25th September 1915.
William Herbert Purvis married Mabel Vida Turner on the 15th October 1888. She was the third daughter of Captain Frances Charles Turner, late of the Captain 79th Cameron Highlanders and 39th Dorsetshire Regiment. William Herbert Purvis and Mabel Vida Turner had four children: Arthur Frederic Purvis (born 1890 died 1955), Inez Adele Isobel Kapuaimohala Purvis (born 1891 born 1961), John Ralph Purvis (born 1894 died 1915) and Herbert Charles Purvis (born 1897 died 1945). Mabel Vida Purvis died on the 23rd September 1946 at the family home of Eastlands, Plummers Plain, Horsham in the County of Sussex where William Herbert Purvis died some four years later on the 31st December 1950. He was ubsequently buried in Dunino Churchyard, Dunino, near St Andrews in the County of Fife.
|Height||28.00 cm||(11.02 inches)|